Where am I Victoria? - Non Cryptic - #3

 
  Dave C Chief Train Controller

Location: Maitland
Not Mangalor

The junction was moved the wrong way.

Clue one of the lines currently does not see any trains and is likley to never again.

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  Valvegear Dr Beeching

Location: Norda Fittazroy
Waubra Junction.
  Dave C Chief Train Controller

Location: Maitland
nope. getting colder
  brownhillboy Train Controller

Not Mangalor

The junction was moved the wrong way.

Clue one of the lines currently does not see any trains and is likley to never again.
Dave C

Shepparton?
  Dave C Chief Train Controller

Location: Maitland
Shepparton?
brownhillboy

yes Shep is it
  brownhillboy Train Controller

I am a station that was a terminus only from the date completion of a line there, until an extension of the track further on. The yard initially consisted of the main line and three loop sidings. A turntable was provided a few years after the station was opened, and remained in place for over 25 years. The line was completed to provide for a specific type of traffic, which lasted for less than 15 years.

Where am I?
  Valvegear Dr Beeching

Location: Norda Fittazroy
Wonthaggi ?
  brownhillboy Train Controller

Wonthaggi ?
Valvegear

No, not Wonthaggi or anywhere in the Eastern District.
  ozfreight Chief Train Controller

Location: hawthorn 3122
No, not Wonthaggi or anywhere in the Eastern District.
brownhillboy

Cowangie ?

Edward
  brownhillboy Train Controller

I am a station that was a terminus only from the date completion of a line there, until an extension of the track further on. The yard initially consisted of the main line and three loop sidings. A turntable was provided a few years after the station was opened, and remained in place for over 25 years. The line was completed to provide for a specific type of traffic, which lasted for less than 15 years.

Where am I?
brownhillboy

Not Wonthaggi or Cowangie.

After the specific through traffic was lost, the line remained very quiet for the next 45 or so years until closure. The mystery station handled grain and super-phosphate. No beer was offloaded here. The nearest pub was 13 kilometres away, and beer would have been offloaded there, at the station to where the turntable was relocated.
  brownhillboy Train Controller

Not Wonthaggi or Cowangie.

After the specific through traffic was lost, the line remained very quiet for the next 45 or so years until closure. The mystery station handled grain and super-phosphate. No beer was offloaded here. The nearest pub was 13 kilometres away, and beer would have been offloaded there, at the station to where the turntable was relocated.
brownhillboy

Another clue in case there are people out there interested in VR history.

The line on which this station is located formed part of the grand circle of Victoria, by which in the early part of last century, over a few days and travelling on various types of trains with passenger accommodation, one could leave Melbourne on the Geelong Flyer, and end up later in the week on a service from Heathcote, arriving at Spencer Street having travelled roughly clockwise for the entire journey, without a reversal.

It was intended that this station would eventually be a junction, hence the provision of a turntable. The proposed branch line was never built.
  RustyRick Chief Commissioner

Location: South West Vic
I'll try Tooborac, even though it has a pub...

Rick
  brownhillboy Train Controller

I'll try Tooborac, even though it has a pub...

Rick
RustyRick

No, not Tooborac.

The station in question was situated in a locality rather than a town.

A further clue is that the specific traffic mentioned was bagged wheat for export
  Frank Jones Station Staff

Location: Geelong, Victoria
Kanagulk.
  brownhillboy Train Controller

Kanagulk.
Frank Jones

Yes, Kanagulk it is, the proposed junction for a line to Edenhope.

Over to you FJ.
  Frank Jones Station Staff

Location: Geelong, Victoria
Thanks, that one had vexed me for a while!

Being only an occasional visitor here, I'll leave it open to any reader to come up with the next question.
  Valvegear Dr Beeching

Location: Norda Fittazroy
OK, I'll pick the ball up.

This station was a terminus for 4 years.
  Valvegear Dr Beeching

Location: Norda Fittazroy
This station was a terminus for 4 years.

The previous terminus is 42 km (by rail ) to the South-South-East.
  Valvegear Dr Beeching

Location: Norda Fittazroy
This station was a terminus for 4 years.
The previous terminus is 42 km (by rail ) to the South-South-East.

In its heyday, the station had a four-track yard, goods shed, and silos.
  Gman_86 Chief Commissioner

Location: Melton, where the sparks dare not roam!
Am I Piangil?
  Valvegear Dr Beeching

Location: Norda Fittazroy
Not Piangil.
  Valvegear Dr Beeching

Location: Norda Fittazroy
This station was a terminus for 4 years.
The previous terminus is 42 km (by rail ) to the South-South-East.
In its heyday, the station had a four-track yard, goods shed, and silos.
Goods trains still go through here; a named passenger train used to.
  duttonbay Minister for Railways

Donald? Previous terminus St Arnaud?
  Valvegear Dr Beeching

Location: Norda Fittazroy
Not Donald, and not the previous terminus.
  duttonbay Minister for Railways

Woomelang?

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